A recent comment on r/perl claims that Perl is
growing "nicely" in several key nations of Europe and Asia.
The author cites their own experience and google as sources:
"If my google alerts don't mislead me Perl is growing nicely in India, China, Russia and Germany... I can testify to growth in Romania, based on the pressure the HR people are putting on me to recruit people from the places I worked before."
I share this good news hoping it will make you happy; and
also seeking confirmation from those who know where to
find such information.